Hydrapak Selva Hydration Pack Review

Hydrapak makes a variety of personal hydration systems to fit the needs of any type of outdoor activity including cycling, running, hiking, etc. They are constantly testing out new designs and materials to create easy-to-use and functional products. Hydrapak hydration packs are known for their lightweight construction and the Selva Hydration Pack is no different at 15 oz. Check out some photos below and their corresponding functions/features.

Back view of the Hydrapak Selva Hydration Pack.

Elastic loop to possibly clip stuff on or hold an unused shirt or jacket. The loop is also reflective which is helpful if you’re running or riding at night.

The inside of the bottom zippered pocket, great for snacks, gear, phone, camera, etc. Additional mesh pockets along the wall, more elastic loops and a hook/clip for keys.

Closeup of the elastic loops and key clip.

View of the top zippered audio pocket. Notice the cord port on the upper left corner, this pocket is perfect for your mp3 player, phone etc.

Closeup of the audio pocket.

A view of the main zippered compartment at the top, it has a much wider mouth compared to the other pockets and is ridiculously roomy! In addition to that, there’s also another mesh pocket along the lining of the main pocket. I wasn’t sure what the extra lining inside the pocket was, but apparently it’s a dedicated area for a bike pump!

I tried getting a deeper view of the pocket, to no avail. Just know that there’s a lot of storage space available (250 cubic inches according to Hyrapak). I’ve never seen this much storage space on similar sized hydration packs.

A view of the inside of the reservoir compartment located near the back panel of the hydration pack. The reservoir (which is BPA-free) is very easy to remove and can be turned inside out for easy cleaning and drying.

The Selva Hydration Pack utilizes a very easy to use Slide Seal feature that prevents any type of water leakage. The reservoir holds up to 70oz of water.

The reservoir and Slide Seal are secured via a clip hook at the top of the compartment.

Connecting the hose to the reservoir is literally a snap. It makes it very easy to separate all parts of the hydration pack for storage and cleaning.

Soft moisture wicking back panel keeps excessive sweat away from the hydration pack. The padding on the Selva is helpful when carrying a full reservoir as well as other gear.

There are two adjustable chest straps attached to the sides of the padded shoulder straps. There are also bungee mechanisms on the straps which can help absorb the shock while in motion.

The snap-on buckle makes it very easy to secure the should straps together.

Closeup of the buckles and sternum straps.

The bite valve that runs along the should strap.

Closeup of the bite valve. To access water, you first have to twist the nozzle open and then the bite valve to allow water out. I don’t think it’s possible to use the valve with one hand, which might slow you down during a workout.

The drinking tube has a magnetic attachment to keep it in place while on the move. It’s pretty strong, I never had the tube get detached from the magnet.

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